Andrew Whiteside, Adaston’s Head of Operations, has enrolled on the first its kind training course in the uk with The Association for Specialist Fire Protection and the IFE. The Association for Specialist Fire Protection foundation course in passive fire protection provides essential knowledge and understanding in this key fire protection specialism.

The training, due to launch in April 2018, has been developed in response to demand from employers and contractors operating in the passive fire protection sector. The content of the training embeds current best practice and draws on the technical expertise provided by the ASFP.

It aims to equip candidates with the knowledge required to demonstrate competency, while also offering a route for progression and academic recognition in this key fire protection specialism. The training courses will be the first in the UK and Ireland to enable candidates to study to obtain a recognised qualification in passive fire protection.

Individuals who undertake the training will have the opportunity to progress to new Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Passive Fire Protection provided by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), a nationally and internationally recognised awarding organisation regulated by the qualification regulators Ofqual and CCEA.

The new qualifications have been developed in partnership between the ASFP and the IFE specifically to align to the new training programme and to provide recognition of individuals who have attained the essential knowledge and understanding to work efficiently and safely in passive fire protection roles. Level 3 courses will begin in April.